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Not a good 'idea', sirji
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Not a good 'idea', sirji

The Aditya Birla group's decision to merge two companies, each with an existing clutch of diverse businesses, flies in the face of the accumulated wisdom regarding conglomerates, says T N Ninan. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Investors have already hammered down the stock of both Grasim and Aditya Birla Nuvo -- one more than the other because of a perceived unfairness in the merger ratio. The real issue though is about the future, and how well a conglomerate can be expected to perform on ... Rediff.com, 1 day ago
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Four million tax arrear cases may get waiver

The idea is to cut litigation, lower the cost of collection and prioritise bigger defaulters. IMAGE: I-T Department mulls writing off small tax arrears. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com     For the first time ever, the income tax department is thinking of writing off tax arrears in each case where the dues are up to Rs 5,000. The idea is to cut litigation, lower the cost of collection and prioritising of bigger defaulters. Though writing off will mean the government could lose ...
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Planning to buy a new house? Terrible idea!

If you are in your 20s, renting out an apartment and under pressure from parents and peers to buy that dream home, just make these solid arguments to tell them why it just doesn't make any sense! As soon as you qualify and take up a job, there is tremendous pressure on you to do a few things. Older people who have nicely messed up their own lives keep asking you about your next move. So if they are not asking about career moves they are asking you (or, probably, telling you) about your ...
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Top four reasons to reject a store credit card offer

Rajiv Raj tells you why a store credit card is not a good idea, even though you are tempted with extra 'savings' of 10 per cent on your purchase or a 5 per cent cash back or a 'sign on bonus'. You have been told from your childhood that fire is a good servant but a bad master and that's why you have always handled fire with caution. The very same principal is applicable to credit cards. When used judiciously credit cards can help you build and improve your CIBIL score, but the moment you go ...
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Tips for grads to build a good credit score

Building your credit from scratch during your post-graduation years is a good idea because it gives you the opportunity to build a solid foundation for your credit history. Here's how to go about with it. If you are a fresh graduate just stepping into adulthood, it is quite natural for you to yearn to be financially independent. If you are looking at having a source of income during your post-graduation years, you are on the right track indeed. This is also the time when you need to think ...
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ACs, among India's top environment criminals!

When Bureau of Energy Efficiency certifies that an AC is star-rated, it does this based on the manufacturer’s self or third party efficiency report, points out Sunita Narain. The now increasingly ubiquitous air-conditioner (AC) in our houses would easily make it to the list of the top environmental criminals. Why? Just consider these facts. In Delhi, a mere 1°C drop in temperature leads to a 400 MW drop in demand for electricity. This is because ACs account for some 30 per cent of ...
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8 loan 'charges' that can cost you a bomb

When opting for any loan, make sure you read the terms and conditions carefully, and understand the 'other charges' to avoid any disappointment at a later stage, says Adhil Shetty. When opting for any loan, the first thing most borrowers look at is the rate of interest. There is no denying the fact that the interest component of any loan is paramount in the scheme of things, but sometimes the devil is in the details, as the famous cliche goes. Depending on the loan you are seeking, you may ...
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The restroom diaries

'Every time I resist using a public loo, I remember my mother warning me how I would develop a kidney problem.''Now, I tell her I'd rather not have a skin infection or some other disease brought by using one,' says Divya Nair.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Ever since I was a kid, I have hated the idea of visiting a public washroom. The stench, the dirt and the lack of hygiene have proved strong recommenders of bladder control whenever I am travelling from one point to another. Before you ...
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Trolls Impact? No Letters to the Editor please

'It may not be coincidental that the rise of these warriors with their bile and diatribes has come at a time when the concept of neutrality in journalism is fading,' says Amulya Ganguli.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh Two major newspapers -- The Times of India and Hindustan Times -- have done away with the Letters to the Editor column. Why the decision was taken in the secluded board rooms of the two giant establishments will never be known. Perhaps it was felt that the contents of the letters were ...
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Today, every store you go to stacks by style: Rachna Aggarwal

Indus League CEO Rachna Aggarwal on introducing Friday dressing in India in 1993, and how the apparel consumer has changed since then New Delhi: In Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, alumna, Rachna Aggarwal is the Bengaluru-based chief ...
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